Embroidery Assistant for Molly's Dolly

We are looking for volunteers to support us with embroidering scars on to rag dolls for children with heart conditions who have had surgery.

CHF helps ease this experience through an initiative called Molly’s Dollies.  When a young child is due to go through heart surgery their cardiac nurse or other healthcare specialist can apply for a Molly’s Dolly. Molly’s Dollies’ are rag dolls individually tailored to have the same scarring as the child post-operation. The dolls can be used by parents, nurses or play therapists to explain to a child any planned procedures or surgery. Children are encouraged to take the doll to all their hospital appointments and for any overnight stay, so the doll can “experience” the operation with them and be a source of company and reassurance

 There will be a little packing, addressing and mailing out the dolls.

Mailing out other items such as books or fundraising material on behalf of CHF.

Keeping the dolls and associated equipment tidy.

Occasional filing or other simple office duties.


Simple sewing skills would be needed to scar the dolls. However we would ideally like two people so one could do the sewing and the other concentrate on the administration.   

Clear writing.


Ability to follow instructions and work with little supervision.


  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 29/08/2018

End Date: 28/08/2019

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Availability Details



This opportunity is available in: Braintree

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